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Bypolls: SP Wins Gorakhpur and Phulpur, RJD Reclaims Araria

Bypolls: SP Wins Gorakhpur and Phulpur, RJD Reclaims Araria The BJP's loss in UP also means that the non-Yadav OBC, non-Jatav Dalit combination that BJP built before 2017 assembly polls stands dented. Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) won the Lok Sabha constituency of Araria by 61,988 votes, winning 5,09,334 votes, while BJP received 4,47,346 votes. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation vows to retaliate against militants' possible provocations in Syria

Russian Federation vows to retaliate against militants' possible provocations in Syria If the warring parties continue to ignore the truce, Haley said , the United States is prepared to take action on its own. The UN secretary-general has urged Security Council members to "end the suffering" of residents in besieged Eastern Ghouta , on Monday, while United States has threatened to "act if we must" as a ceasefire continues to be ignored by Syrian and Russian forces. [Full Article...]

'Australia fast-tracking visas for white SA farmers based on false information'

'Australia fast-tracking visas for white SA farmers based on false information' The spokesperson did not specify which minority groups, but white people only make up about 10 per cent of the population in South Africa. "Dirco is engaging with the Australian government on this matter". "That threat does not exist", the foreign ministry said. Thousands of people signed a petition earlier this month to allow white farmers from South Africa to emigrate to the US after South... [Full Article...]

Driver in Jamie Carragher spitting incident has been contacted by police

Driver in Jamie Carragher spitting incident has been contacted by police British broadcaster Sky Sports announced Carragher - who is known for his charity work - had been suspended from his punditry job adding his actions were "well below the standards we expect of our people". No matter what the circumstances you can't ever behave like that. He said: "It was a moment of madness, it's hard for me to explain". You could clearly hear that the 14-year-old girl who was... [Full Article...]

ACA writes Trump, urging him to reconsider steel, aluminum tariffs

ACA writes Trump, urging him to reconsider steel, aluminum tariffs Trump later said he would temporarily exempt Canada and Mexico but tied that deal to NAFTA renegotiations. Trudeau called his American counterpart during a tour of aluminum facilities in Quebec, on a day the prime minister did American television interviews to promote the integrated Canada-U.S. [Full Article...]

USA pressing China to cut trade surplus by $100 bln -White House

USA pressing China to cut trade surplus by $100 bln -White House The European Union is seeking to be exempted from planned US import duties on steel and aluminum, but says Washington has not made clear how the exemption process works. Stated differently, the USA can't harm the Canadian economy without simultaneously shooting itself in the foot. In Trudeau's view, the USA wasn't just helping Canada - it helped itself by refraining from slapping tariffs on it... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom government considers phasing out 1p and 2p coins and £50 notes

United Kingdom government considers phasing out 1p and 2p coins and £50 notes The Government has backtracked in just 24 hours, after the surprise threat to 1p and 2p coins announced by the Chancellor, Philip Hammond , was strongly criticised in some newspapers. The sums can add up and can establish a regular savings habit'. Aside from taking them to the bank to swap for proper cash, when was the last time you actually paid for something with some copper coins? Now they a... [Full Article...]

China to merge regulators

China to merge regulators The merger of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) and the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) is aimed at resolving existing problems such as unclear responsibilities and cross-regulation, according to the parliament document. [Full Article...]

Nidahas Trophy: India beat Bangladesh to enter final

Nidahas Trophy: India beat Bangladesh to enter final Sabbir Rahaman (27 off 23) provided some support to Mushfiqur before being bowled by Shardul Thakur. Bangladesh are tied on two points with Sri Lanka and can still qualify for the final if they lose to India , providing they win against the hosts in the final round robin game on March 16. [Full Article...]

Baltimore Ravens are cutting wide receiver Jeremy Maclin

Baltimore Ravens are cutting wide receiver Jeremy Maclin Arizona Cardinals unrestricted free agent John Brown has agreed to contract terms with the Baltimore Ravens , the team announced Wednesday . Considered the top wide receiver available at the time, Maclin had averaged 68 catches, 900-plus receiving yards and six touchdowns in the first seven seasons of his National Football League career. [Full Article...]

Family of Slain DNC Staffer Seth Rich Is Now Suing Fox News

Family of Slain DNC Staffer Seth Rich Is Now Suing Fox News US intelligence officials have since debunked that theory, stating that the emails were in fact stolen by Russian state-sponsored hackers in an attempt to "interfere with the USA election process". The lawsuit describes months of strategic planning among Zimmerman, Butowsky and Wheeler to convince the Riches that evidence linked Seth Rich to the DNC leaks. [Full Article...]

Vikings now 10/1 to win Super Bowl after signing Kirk Cousins 3/14/18

Vikings now 10/1 to win Super Bowl after signing Kirk Cousins 3/14/18 That would repeat what he did previous year , a season in which he was the sixth-highest scoring QB per ESPN , which seems about right for 2018. As much as I like Case Keenum, and as much as I like the quarterbacks in this year's draft class, I don't really like the idea of one of them sitting on the bench for the Broncos. [Full Article...]

BJP, Congress MLAs exchange blows in Gujarat Assembly

BJP, Congress MLAs exchange blows in Gujarat Assembly Congress legislator Amrish Der then objected to it and asked the Speaker to allow Maadam to express his views. Following this, Congress legislators Ambrish Der and Virji Thumar rushed to the well and raised objection with the Speaker. Congress Deputy Leader in the House Shailesh Parmar said, "I am not trying to save Pratapbhai Dudhat". When the House reconvened at around 3.55 pm, Deputy Chief Mi... [Full Article...]

Hearing date set for Stormy Daniels lawsuit against Trump

Hearing date set for Stormy Daniels lawsuit against Trump Daniels, who recently raised her directing rate , added that she started the online crowdfunding campaign to counter the vast resources of President Trump and Michael Cohen . The president has said he will meet with the North Korean dictator - effectively depriving porn star Stormy Daniels of her coveted publicity. Cohen maintains that the affair never happened, but admitted in January tha... [Full Article...]

At Least 10 Afghan Security Forces Killed In Two Separate Attacks

At Least 10 Afghan Security Forces Killed In Two Separate Attacks Taliban fighters still control large parts of the country and any new battlefield gains by US and USA -backed Afghan forces can not promise to overcome Afghanistan's yawning political divisions and entrenched corruption. "It has forced every actor to re-examine their assumptions". The group has said it is prepared to negotiate, but only with the United States and not with the Kabul government. [Full Article...]

Renewable energy deal is delayed - again

Renewable energy deal is delayed - again Last night, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe via his official Twitter account confirmed that on Tuesday he will be signing the 27 renewable energy contracts. In an early morning press release, Numsa said it obtained an urgent court interdict at the high court to prevent Eskom from concluding the outstanding renewable energy projects, including the power purchase agreements. [Full Article...]

Sierra Leone frontrunners to contest runoff after first-round stalemate

Sierra Leone frontrunners to contest runoff after first-round stalemate Sierra Leone's All People's Congress presidential candidate Samura Kamara waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Mekeni, northen Sierra Leone, March 5, 2018. Leonardo Grammar , CEO of Agora , said Sierra Leone's NEC was "open-minded" about the potential of blockchain in its elections after talks began late a year ago. [Full Article...]

Barack Obama picks Michigan State to win 2018 NCAA Tournament

Barack Obama picks Michigan State to win 2018 NCAA Tournament He has Michigan State winning the national championship. He's picked some upsets in there as well with Loyola-Chicago (11) over Miami (6) in addition to Texas (10) over Nevada (7). He also picked UConn a year ago to win the women's bracket. Like past year, Obama has the Huskies - who enter the tournament with a flawless 32-0 record once again - winning it all, even after MSU (32-1) pulled off th... [Full Article...]

NY could be victim of Trump tariffs after European Union retaliation

NY could be victim of Trump tariffs after European Union retaliation The latest salvo in the president's protectionist trade agenda threatens to cripple the United States' ability to buy the steel and aluminum it needs and would ultimately do more harm than good to American companies and consumers. In response, Trump urged Lighthizer to aim for an even bigger number - and he instructed administration officials to be ready for a formal announcement in the coming wee... [Full Article...]

Defence budget not sufficient to cater committed payment: Army vice chief

Defence budget not sufficient to cater committed payment: Army vice chief According to one of the seven reports of the parliamentary panel on defence tabled in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, an army representative gave details of the disturbances along India's eastern and western fronts. Lack of funds has stalled the construction of strategic roads along the China border. "However, with the kind of Budget that has been allocated, this may get delayed by a few years", he sa... [Full Article...]


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